The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 4, 591 - 594

Patellar Eversion Does Not Adversely Affect Quadriceps Recovery Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

Umrani, Salil P. et al.

Although avoiding patellar eversion during a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has theoretical benefit in quadriceps recovery, there has been paucity of supportive objective clinical results. We prospectively designed the study whether TKA without patellar eversion has better quadriceps recovery in an objective, dynamometer study. Seventy-two knees undergoing TKA with midvastus approach were randomized into two groups according to patellar eversion or not. Clinical data and objective quadriceps recovery using a dynamometer were investigated preoperatively and postoperative at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. There were no statistical differences between two groups throughout the follow-up periods in recovery of quadriceps force or power and clinical data. Choosing to evert patella during TKA using midvastus approach would not adversely affect postoperative quadriceps recovery.

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